Dudek is currently seeking an As-needed UAS Pilot to join our Kailua, Hawaii office team. Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operators are remote pilots of unmanned observation aircrafts, aka UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) that gather remotely sensed data such as imagery and LiDAR point clouds used in mapping applications. Our drone operators are intelligence specialists that work in a dynamic work environment and travel around the North America and Hawaii.Number of hours will be dependent on project needs.
Duties and Responsibilities
Conduct air reconnaissance, surveillance, and data acquisition missions
Plan and analyze flight missions
Perform preflight, in flight and post flight checks and procedures
Launch and recover air frame
Perform maintenance on communications equipment, power sources, light/heavy wheeled vehicles
Responsible for the maintenance and care of the equipment assigned.
Responsible for uploading data collected during the day the night after the flight missions
Responsible for completing daily flight logs
Responsible for attending weekly team meeting
When not working in the field you would work from an office location nearest to you
Travel majority of the time (90%)
High School Degree
Part 107 Certified operator
Applicable work experience is a plus
Education in GIS and remote sensing theory
Ability to work independently and a team setting
Experience with GPS navigation for unmanned aircraft systems
Experience collecting and analyzing data
Dudek is a leading California-based environmental and engineering firm that helps public and private clients plan and implement reliable, effective, and compliant projects. Founded in 1980, Dudek is a stable company that has grown steadily to more than 600 professionals across the U.S., located primarily in offices in California, Hawai’i, and Oregon.
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